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Public Comment Question Causes Rift on Redevelopment Commission

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The Bloomington Redevelopment Commission, which is involved with projects including the Switchyard Park and the Certified Tech Park, is debating whether to take public comment. Members of the Bloomington Redevelopment Commission reminded city administrators last night about what they say is a need for public input in the development of the Certified Tech Park and other projects. No public comment policy was approved in last …

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District 6 Board Candidate Speaks – Monroe County Community School

This fall, voters are being asked to decide three contested races for Monroe County Community School Board seats. In District 6, Lois Sabo-Skelton is defending her seat against candidate Marty Spechler. Assistant News Director Sarah Vaughan spoke with Spechler as part of WFHB’s Candidate Forum series. Sabo-Skelton declined to participate. We bring you an excerpt of the conversation.

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Big Talk w/ Michael Glab: David Brenneman

David Brenneman came to Bloomington from the High Museum of Art in Atlanta where he spent two decades rising through the ranks to become that institution’s director of collections and exhibitions. He was named director of Indiana University’s Eskenazi Art Museum in the summer of 2015. Born and raised in Vienna, Austria, he has worked with top administrators from the …

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Bloomington City and Monroe County Councils Adopt Local Income Tax for Public Safety

In a special meeting last night, the Bloomington City Council and the Monroe County Council voted to re-adopt a point- two-five-percent local option income tax for public safety. Attorney Philippa Guthrie, who represents the city of Bloomington, explained the need to re-adopt the public safety tax that was previously passed in June. Guthrie said new estimates by the state indicate the …

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Columbus’s ‘Foundations and Futures’ Celebrates City’s Unique Architectural Heritage


Columbus, Indiana is well known for its unique architectural heritage. This year Exhibit Columbus launches an annual event designed to both celebrate that history and cement its relevancy in future discussions of architecture and community-making. “Foundations and Futures,” kicks off this Thursday, September 29 and concludes on Saturday October 1. The symposium features a keynote session hosted by world-renowned architects, …

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Scientists and Community Members Speak Out During Climate March

The organization, ReInvest IU, held a climate march last week on the Indiana University campus to advocate for the university’s divestment from stocks in fossil fuel related businesses. Marchers and speakers voiced concern not only about IU’s investments, but also about the fate of current and future generations enduring climate change. For today’s WFHB Community Report, we bring you a …

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Big Talk w/ Michael Glab: Kristin Leaman-Morris

Indiana University is preparing to celebrate its bicentennial in 2020 just as the state of Indiana celebrates its own 200th birthday this year. Part of the university’s commemoration is its oral history project, begun in 2008. IU Bicentennial archivist Kristin Leaman-Morris joins Michael Glab on today’s Big Talk to discuss her role in collecting recordings of faculty, alumni, and support …

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Hoosiers Climate March, Reinvest IU, urge IU to Divest From Fossil Fuel Companies

A campus organization is hosting the Hoosiers’ Climate March at Indiana University today. The event began at 4 o’clock at the Sample Gates before moving to the Showalter Fountain. The event is organized by Reinvest IU, a group that is urging the university to divest from fossil fuel companies. WFHB News Director Joe Crawford spoke with a representative of the …

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Bloomington City Council Voices Concerns About City Parks

Bloomington City Council members are raising conerns about how some residents use the city parks. A nearly four-hour meeting last week about how to spend as much as $7.2 million on city parks projects resulted in a discussion about issues in Bloomington’s parks. WFHB News Director Joe Crawford has more, for today’s WFHB community report.

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MCCSC District 4 Candidates on Preparing Kids for Success

This fall, voters are being asked to decide three contested races for Monroe County School Board seats. Sue Wanzer is facing competitor Jim Billingsly for her District 2 seat, Lois Sabo-Skelton is defending her seat against candidate Martin Spechler, and in District 4, candidates Cathy Fuentes-Rohwer and Jim Shackelford are competing for the seat being vacated by David Sabbagh. Assistant …

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